Justicia californica (Chuparosa)


This sprawling, open shrub is native to gravelly washes and rocky slopes of the Sonoran Desert at elevations under 2500 feet. It is usually leafless, with succulent green stems. Small, showy red tubular flowers occur from spring to fall, and are irresistible to hummingbirds. Plant in full sun and well-drained soil.

At a Glance Summary

Type: Shrub
Size (H x W): 5ft x 5ft
Flower Color: Red
Hardiness: Zone 9: 20˚F

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